Book Club is our program promoting literacy between parents/caregivers and children for 30 weeks. Through the program, parents learn how to make reading fun and interactive. Reading to (and with) children boosts brain and cognitive development. Besides being a fantastic bonding experience, reading has a whole host of other benefits
Kids are only kids for such a short time, they aren’t kids for almost their entire life. The window to build a strong foundation with them is so small and reading is the perfect way to build that bond. Whether as a part of your bedtime or morning routing, or mid-day period for calmness, reading can become a fun activity instead of a chore, bringing the two of you closer together.
Infancy is the prime time for language learning and vocabulary acquisition, up to 1.4 million vs non-readers. During a child’s first 5-years of life, their brains develop the fastest and absorbs any sounds it hears. Through reading, your child learns the basic sounds various letters and words make, forming the basis for language acquisition. In fact, your child’s brains is primed for learning, this is the best time for your child to learn a second language.
Studies continue to show that reading is associated with higher test scores. Children are able to learn from different scenarios and experiences, they learn how to be creative and how to think. Skills that translate later on to higher academic performance and possibly even higher earnings.
In today’s social media and technology-centric world, something new is just a click or tap away. Learning how to focus and concentrate is becoming a lost art form. By reading daily, children learn how to sit and be still for longer periods of time as the stories read to them become more complicated. They learn how to be self-disciplined, leading to longer attention spans and better memory retention.